This is the sixth report to be produced by Better Work Haiti in the framework of the HOPE II legislation. The objective of the report is to describe the labour compliance performance of factories participating in the Better Work Haiti programme, including changes in compliance with international labour standards and with national labour law since the publication of the “1st Biannual Report under the HOPE II Legislation” published on 19 October 2010.
The first section of this report gives an overview of the HOPE II legislation and the origin of the Better Work programme in Haiti. This section also includes an explanation of the Better Work methodology, including the reports produced in the framework of the Better Work programme and the HOPE II legislation.
The second section of the report outlines the compliance assessment findings from the sixth round of factory assessments conducted between October 2012 and February 2013.
The third section of the report describes Better Work Haiti advisory and training services in the period from August 2012 to February 2013.
The fourth section of the report outlines the priorities of the Better Work Haiti programme in the upcoming months.
Finally, the last section of the report describes the efforts made by the factories to correct the compliance needs identified in the Better Work Haiti compliance assessments. As required by the HOPE II legislation, information provided for each of the participating factories includes: compliance deficiencies for each compliance cluster and each compliance point; details of non-compliance; improvement priorities; efforts made by the factory to remedy the compliance needs as verified in the sixth assessment visit; and with respect to non-compliance areas that have not been remediated, the amount of time that has elapsed since the non-compliance was first reported publicly.
Compliance synthesis reports for each of its country programmes, presenting analysis of non-compliance at the aggregate level. The goal of these reports is to provide transparent information for all programme stakeholders regarding working conditions in the factories participating in the programme.